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Unit Overview: Rakshasa [Final Fantasy BE]

Discussion in 'Unit Reviews' started by Jet Stingren, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Jet Stingren

    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    Hello, all. I'm gonna do a review, on Rakshasa and see what does she bring to the GL meta. As usual, leave comments and talk about this unit here! Hope ya enjoy the review.

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    Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR DC Hits
    3* 441 / 1336 (180) 23 / 70 (30) 18 / 55 (12) 17 / 50 (12) 19 / 59 (12) 17 / 51 (12) 6 1
    4* 573 / 1736 (240) 30 / 91 (40) 24 / 72 (16) 21 / 65 (16) 25 / 77 (16) 22 / 66 (16) 8 1
    5* 745 / 2257 (300) 39 / 118 (50) 31 / 93 (20) 28 / 85 (20) 33 / 100 (20) 28 / 86 (20) 10 1

    Magic Levels at 5*: Black/Green/White Magic: Level 5
    Resistances: None | Weaknesses: None
    Trust Mastery Award: Holy Sword (Abiity): Deals a 230% ST attack on one foe.
    Limit Break: 270% ST Hybrid Attack > 365% ST Hybrid Attack

    Abilities Learned At Each Level
    3*: Sleep, Blind, Aerora Blade, Watara Blade
    4*: Imperil, Silence, Stonera Blade, Auto-Shell
    5*: Healing Waltz, Aeroga Blade, Stonega Blade, Waterga Blade

    Pros: Rakshasa's Stats are pretty good for a mixed attacker, in fact she's the first 5* one we got. Even her attacks are a strong hint that she's mean't to be mixed. All of her attacks are hybrid not Physical, or Magical. Which is good cause she hits for both sides. Rakshasa also doesn't suffer typical mage problem. In the upcoming Devil Chimera fight, it has a immunity to Fire/Ice/Thunder which none of Rakshasa hits for none which means she can evade the common Mage problem there. She even has her own Esuna like ability in Healing Waltz which she can support the team, or healer when they get statused so that's convenient for her. Auto-Shell is extremely useful as well, as she can buff herself at random which helps her tank hits from magic attacks from enemies which can come in clutch.

    Cons: With her being a mixed attacker, you wanna keep her stats as even as possible in my opinion. This is where this may become a worry cause weapons are geared towards 1 stat, if she however had a buff it could work. But, she's doomed to either a sword for higher ATK, or a Rod for higher MAG it's kinda your choice in how you wish to build her which may upset the damage from her blade moves since they take from both, not 1. It's not a super hard hassle to deal with, but could be problematic.

    Trust Mastery Award: Holy Sword is a strong move, like very strong. I would recommend getting it after you've got the ones that buff your stats. But, this would be for a great strong DPS unit. She can even use this as well to it's full advantage.

    Comparing to Other Units: Well, for now. There isn't any mixed attackers who're 5* atm besides her. Soooo yeah. As to her status debuffs who I can compare to Gilbert, she has a higher proc rate on her moves by 10% if you need any of the debuffs she puts on than yes, use her over him. However, Gilbert has more of a variety of debuffs than her.

    Conclusion: She's a good mixed attacker which is a unique thing in Global right now. So, she gets a good plus for that. In the future, she won't age well but for the content now she can surely be useful.
     
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    is she still good rn?
     
  3. Jet Stingren

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    No, she is bad.
     
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    Sorry for necro-ing, but I just had a thought.

    Units like Rakshasa are underrated but outright weaker because of hybrid damage. With a quick research, hybrid damage is produced by calculating the average of ATK and MAG as the damage modifier then reduced by both DEF and SPR, which hopefully I'm wrong. If only that hybrid damage deals damage as it is but get only reduced by the target's combined DEF and SPR divided by two, then hybrid will be a good damage type since it will still take advantage of the enemy's lowest defense stat.

    As it is now, we get to see Hybrid damage to a lesser extent, new units favoring pure MAG or ATK based elemental damage. Hyrbid damage could have good potential and niche for units like Rakshasa
     
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